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Author: Anna Beth Shirkey

Anna Beth Shirkey is a senior at the University of Georgia, studying Advertising and English. In her free time, you can find her at the Georgia Theatre or enjoying local food downtown. 

Couldn't get a ticket to the Georgia Bulldogs football game? Don't fret! Athens wasn't named the Best College Town in America for nothing, making the town the best place to be on Saturday's, whether you have a ticket or not!

As a freshman, there's nothing more exciting than finally being able to take part in all that the University of Georgia has to offer. Along with being the first state-chartered college in the country and being located in the city of Athens, UGA is booming with countless numbers of customs, traditions, and fun activities to do around every corner. With so many things to see and do, the opportunities are endless as one begins their first official year as a Bulldog. To make things easier, here are the top 10 things to do during your freshmen year at UGA. 

Become an Athens, GA expert and explore our city while playing the newest gaming-craze. Since the game was released on July 6th, Pokémon Go has become the most-downloaded mobile game in U.S. history!

Athens' Own: Timi Conley

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:30 AM by Anna Beth Shirkey

Next in our series of profiles of Athenians who contribute to our town's creative energy:

Timi Conley is one of Athens' favorite musical talents, as well as visual artist and "Master of Ceremonies" for Athens' annual Halloween blowout, the Wild Rumpus. Famous for his incredible guitar skills and harmonious vocals, Timi is guaranteed to rock the stage and share his highly-contagious energy with any crowd.

Copy of Music history tour

“Think you know about Athens music history? Think again….” - Paul Butchart.

It’s indisputable that Athens is widely known for its famous music scene, but how much music history do you really know

Athens' Own: Marti Schimmel

Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:00 AM by Anna Beth Shirkey

First in a new series of profiles of local Athenians who contribute to our town's creative energy!

Marti Schimmel is the owner and head chef of the popular Athens restaurant and catering business

Well-known for its unique food scene, it’s no surprise that Athens has been recognized by the Georgia Eats Official State Culinary Guide for its outstanding culinary accomplishments. Within this